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French Books At The Frankfurt Fair

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At the heart of the international book market was the Frankfurt book fair. Frankfurt was established as the home of a major book fair as early as 1475, and it would retain unchallenged pre-eminence as the centre of the international book trade for more than two centuries. Over the course of the second half of the century a significant quantity of books in French were offered for sale in Frankfurt. The Frankfurt fair undoubtedly served the needs of French nationals settled in Germany on a longer term basis, such as the congregations of the French exile churches along the Rhine. The French books sold at the Frankfurt fair were, by and large, books that would represent a significant investment; a considered purchase of a book intended to be carefully studied, or valued for its perspective on pressing contemporary events.

Keywords: Frankfurt book fair; French books; French exile churches; international book market



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